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Sat, 23 Nov 2019 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Sandbox Collective presents 12Tree

Directed by Anurupa Roy

Puppets by Md Shameem

Performed by Medha Agrawal, Rency Philip, Shreekanth and Shrunga BV.


Illustrations by: Pratyangira Kashyap

Sound Design: Nikhil Tchoky

Lighting Design: Bharavi

Production Manager: Shruti Rao

Set Execution: Satish Kumar, Monish, Shruti Gopal and Karuna Chandwani

Photographs: Richa Bhavanam

Poster Credit: Nidhi Mariam Jacob

Produced by Sandbox Collective


Date: Sat, November 23 | Time: 3:30pm & 6pm

Venue: Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

Age: Children 6 years and above

Duration: 60 mins

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About the play:


In a not so far-away land, a plant sighting is a rare and exciting event. Pao, a 7-year old boy, and his cat, Bruce Lee, have befriended this plant. They must now protect it if they want to save the world. From sinister scientists to grumbling goons, every powerful grown-up in the city seems to be after the plant. Will Pao and Bruce Lee win the war against scary adults?


In the middle of this adventure and chaos, he comes across the lost forest, the real home of the plant, hidden and thus safe from humans. A paradise that must be protected at all costs. Even if the job is too much for a seven-year-old.


Note on the Director:


Anurupa Roy is one of Indias best-known puppeteers. She heads KatKatha Puppet Arts Trust based in New Delhi. Roys productions have toured Europe, South Asia, Japan, and elsewhere across the world. She has won the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Fellowship in 2004, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2007, a grant from India Foundation for the Arts in 2010, and many other prestigious accolades from global art institutions including the Shankar Nag Theatre award conferred by Ranga Shankara. Roys works often have a social angle as she uses puppetry to raise awareness about issues that concern us in todays day and climate.


About Sandbox Collective:


Sandbox Collective is a Bangalore-based art collective and produces and curates performances and arts experiences.


They also work extensively with arts outreach programs for children. Their previous production for children How Cow Now Cow performed over 120 shows across the country.


|| A little about Shoonya

A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, in the heart of Bangalore on Lalbagh Road - Shoonya is a non-profit, which was established in 2014 with the aim of helping people further their journeys of self-discovery through deeper engagement with the arts and somatic practices. We host workshops, performances, open events, classes, film screenings, discussions, jams and more, and ensure that everything we do is done mindfully - with love, joy, care, and warmth.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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